Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop their understanding of constructions of masculinity and femininity and educational strategies aimed at addressing the interests of girls/women and boys/men through analysing, and evaluating critical gender theories, and the effects of gender on learning outcomes, schooling choices, curriculum, participation and equality in local, national and international educational contexts.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeanne Higham

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesWorkshop discussions and critique of relationships between educational outcomes, gendered curriculum, teaching practices, educational achievement and issues of disadvantage. Presentation of findings to whole class on understanding of social, political and cultural differentiations within national and international education sectors

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop knowledge about how education can replicate gendered practices that may have subsequent effects on students' learning outcomes and life opportunities
02. Analyse the interdependence between gender, society and education and how to use critical, socially just and participatory processes when considering gender issues in education
03. Develop gender awareness in teacher practices and in educational settings and contexts

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Higham

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 2 - 4
Eight 1.00 hour lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 4 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 2 - 4
Eight 2.00 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 4 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 7
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Oral presentation (20 minutes)(1500-words equivalent) Pairs or small group

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay (3500-word) Individual assessment

N/AOtherIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3